Important things in Chinese history

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Shang Dynasty (1766 - 1040 BC)

We know of the Shang Dynasty (traditionally, c. 1766-c.1050 B.C.), because there is archaeological evidence from this Bronze Age civilization, including oracle bones and bronze artifacts. Legend says it began when T'ang overthrew the last and decadent Xia emperor, Chieh.

The Shang built city-states in northeastern China, around the Yellow River, for which reason they are called the Yellow River Civilization. Different city-states served as the capital for different rulers.

Qin dynasty

Qin Dynasty was the first unified, multi-national and power-centralized state in the Chinese history. It lasted from 221 BC to 207 BC. Although surviving only 15 years, the dynasty held an important role in Chinese history and it exerted great influence on the following dynasties. Only two emperors, Yingzheng - Emperor Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor in the Chinese history, and his son Hu Hai ever ruled the state, which was finally overthrown by the people's uprising.

Qing Dynasty(1644 - 1911 AD)

Qing dynasty, Wade-Giles romanization Ch’ing, also called Manchu dynasty, the last of the imperial dynasties of China.During the Qing Dynasty, China was ruled by the Manchus, a tribe of foreigners from northeastern China. The reigns of the first three emperors, which lasted for 133 years, were a time of peace and prosperity for China.